A 67-year-old White man from Louisiana has been arrested because he poses online as a Scammer, who scams people thousands of dollars by posing as a Nigerian Prince. The Slidell Police Department in Louisiana who arrested the 67-year-old Michael Neu, said he faces 269 counts of wire fraud and money laundering, after being taken into custody following an 18-month investigation.
Lol the guy man dey do wire wire, if SARS catch am eeh…
Michael Neu used Phishing scam method to scam people online, claiming to be a Nigerian Prince who has an inheritance worth millions. He tells unsuspecting people that he needs an account to withdraw his inheritance, and when he gets some secret details of your account he zaps all the money!
According to the Federal Trade Commission, the phishing scam begins with an email purporting to be from a high-ranking Nigerian official who seeks financial assistance or personal information to retrieve an alleged inheritance.
This “Nigerian Prince” Method may seem too cheap to fall for, but officials say people fall for the scam quite often.
Slidell Police went on to release a statement on how people easily fall for such a cheap scam:
“Most people laugh at the thought of falling for such a fraud, but law enforcement officials report annual losses of millions of dollars to these schemes.”
“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal said in a released statement. “Never give out personal information over the phone, through e-mail, cash checks for other individuals, or wire large amounts of money to someone you don’t know. 99.9 percent of the time, it’s a scam.”
In a time when Nigeria’s image has been in the black books when it comes fraud, this kind of vindicates Nigerians yea?